Syngonium Erythrophyllum
Plant Care,  Syngonium

Syngonium Erythrophyllum

Syngoniums are generally really easy to look after and the Syngonium Erythrophyllum is no exception, just water it well and admire those leaves…

Syngonium Erythrophyllum Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week and water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Once a month in summer with balanced plant feed.
Soil:A well draining soil.
Temperature:15-30°C (59-86°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Under and over watering.


The syngonium erythrophyllum is a really beautiful vining house plant with arrow shaped leaves. It that has a dark red color to the underside of it’s leaves, giving it a dark red glow. It is strikingly different in shape and form to most other syngoniums and appears more like a peperomia, although it is a fast growing vining syngonium.

It is native to native to Panama and is used to really humid and moist conditions, they make a great houseplants and are suitable to a lot of growing conditions, they are fine for the lower end of medium indirect sunlight too. They look great as a hanging plant with their reddish coloration.

See also: Variegated Syngonium, Pink SyngoniumSyngonium Rayii.

Syngonium Erythrophyllum Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is optimum. They will do ok with less light, and are not super fussy when it comes to sunlight needs.

How Often to Water

Check it once a week and water your syngonium erythrophyllum if the top 50% of soil is dry.

Tip: keep them moist but not soaking wet, check them weekly and water if the top half of the soil is dry. Tip out any excess water afterwards to avoid water logging so you keep them moist without drenching.


Feed once a month in summer with a balanced plant feed. They’ll grow much quicker if you feed them, but will be fine if you don’t.

Syngonium Erythrophyllum Soil

A well draining soil is ideal, so the plant does not get waterlogged. The one thing that can easily kill this plant quickly is overwatering it. You can use an aroid mix for it.

When To Repot

Repot when you see the roots growing from the bottom of the pot. The best time to do this is in Spring at the start of the main growing period.


40-60% humidity is ideal. They’ll do well in most homes.


15-30°C (59-86°F) is an ideal temperature range to aim for during the day. Aim for a minimum temperature of 12°C (54°F) at night or in the winter.

Syngonium Erythrophyllum Propagation

Syngoniums grow really quickly and are very easy to propagate. Follow these steps:

  1. Take a cutting that has at least 2 leaves and one node
  2. Let it callous for at least an hour to the open wound heals (to reduce risk of rot)
  3. Put it in a cup of wet sphagnum moss or soil
  4. Put the cutting somewhere humid and warm with plenty of direct sun. You can cover the whole thing in a plastic bag to up the humidity if you like
  5. Keep it moist and you should see root grow in 2 to 3 weeks, and they should be fully developed in a month or so.
  6. Pot it up and water it in.


Is It Toxic to Cats?

They are toxic to dogs and cats if eaten, seek vets advice immediately.

Where To Buy

Support your local plant shops where you can, or try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Red arrow plant.

Syngonium Erythrophyllum FAQs and Common Problems

The syngonium erythrophyllum is really easy to look after, but be careful of under and over watering.

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